The professorship in land use and transport planning at Aalto University focuses on the integration of land-use and transport systems in urban and regional planning. This includes various academic approaches to integrate the two previously separate disciplines. While addressing topical sustainability challenges, these integrative approaches can concern, for example, smart urban and mobility models and interfaces, urban and regional accessibility and mobility, everyday living and mobility in the built environment, or strategic spatial planning and transport policy. With its emphasis on the interaction of land use and transport systems, the position contributes importantly to building a transdisciplinary groundwork for the Research Group of Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering (SPT), in both its education and research. More information an be found here: https://www.aalto.fi/careers/tenure-track-or-tenured-position-in-land-use-and-transport-planning
PhD summer school: Cycling in Cities
The TRAIL research school in the Netherlands organizes an international summer school on ‘Cycling in Cities’. It is offered to all PhD students who are involved in research on the social, spatial, mobility and policy aspects of cycling. It does not matter whether you are about to start or whether you are well on the way! Topics are Traffic & Travel Modelling, Societal Impacts, such as Safety, Health, the Environment, Evaluation, the Built Environment and Accessibility, Innovation, and Policy Implementation. Including field trips in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Course leaders are Prof Serge Hoogendoorn and dr Kees Maat. Other lecturers include prof Bert van Wee, prof Marjan Hagenzieker, prof Erik Verhoef, prof Henk Meurs, prof Karst Geurs, and others.
See here for a pdf of the call. The registration deadline has been extended to 1 May!
PhD position in transportation & urban sciences at UNC Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a highly motivated doctoral student to conduct research on a funded project on “Economic Impacts of Transit Investments, Social Challenges, and Strategies for Sustaining High Ridership” to be funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The project is co-lead by Distinguished Professor Jean-Claude Thill at UNC Charlotte and Professor Eleni Bardaka, North Carolina State University. Project is scheduled to start August 15, 2019.
The student will be enrolled in one of UNC Charlotte’s doctoral programs in Geography, Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and Public Policy, under the supervision of Dr. Thill. Further information on these programs can be found at the following URLs: https://geoearth.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/phd-geography, https://ines.uncc.edu/, https://publicpolicy.uncc.edu/. Applicants must hold a masters degree to be admitted to these programs. Applicants must have a background in transportation analysis, urban science, and data analytics. They must demonstrate excellence in written and oral communication, and working knowledge of GIS, spatial statistics, database management, and programming.
Further inquiries can be directed by email to Dr. Thill @ Jean-Caude.Thill@uncc.edu. Expressions of interest can be sent by email to Dr. Thill in the form of a single PDF consisting of a statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), a resume, unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, as well as a 3-minute video articulating the applicant’s interest in pursue a doctorate involving research toward a dissertation on a topic aligned with the core theme of the project. Please submit your materials at your earliest convenience; submissions received by March 21 will be given full consideration.